Grampus griseus Cuvier 1812 (Risso's dolphin)

Mammalia - Delphinoidea - Delphinidae

Alternative combination: Delphinus griseus

Synonyms: Delphinus rissoanus Demarest 1822, Globicephalus chinensis Gray 1866, Grampus cuvieri Gray 1846, Grampus griseus richardsoni Gray 1850, Grampus griseus sakamata Gray 1846, Grampus richardsonii Gray 1850, Grampus rissoanus Demarest 1822, Grampus sakamata Gray 1846

Belongs to Grampus according to W. F. Perrin et al. 2013

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 1977, Dal Piaz 1929, Dubreuil and Gervais 1849, Fischer 1829, Geisler et al. 2011, Gervais 1852, Gray 1846, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1864, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1961, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead and Brownell 2005, Oliver 1922, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912 and Vidal 1991

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Grampus griseus sowerbianus Grampus griseus stearnsi

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Type specimens:

  • Grampus griseus: MNHN, a skull (stuffed skin and skull). Its type locality is Brest, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in France.
  • Delphinus rissoanus: Its type locality is Castries, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in France.
  • Globicephalus chinensis:
  • Grampus cuvieri:
  • Grampus richardsonii:
  • Grampus sakamata:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (1 collection), Australia (2), Chile (1), France (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), United States (2: New Jersey, Oregon)

• Pliocene of Japan (1)

• Neogene of Madagascar (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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